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WOOL HOUSE: THE BEST BITS

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Phew, what a week! The world’s first ever Wool House showcase and the world’s biggest ever celebration of Wool has now reached it’s conclusion. With 10 days of interior design, fashion, craftsmanship and textile excitement, there is certainly a lot to reflect on. We thought we would do a round up of some of the amazing events that have taken place over the course of this fantastic festival of all things wool.

LAUNCH PARTY

Way back on the evening of the 12th of March, the Wool House celebrations were put into motion, with a Launch Party headed by Campaign for Wool chairman John Thorley.

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“This remarkable Wool House event is a culmination of an ambition which was set out by our patron his Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales to showcase and highlight the natural, renewable and wonderfully sustainable fibre which comes off the sheep’s back”
– John Thorley, CfW Chairman
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CROCHET CLUB

Of course, even with all the showcases and exhibits on display for the duration, who could overlook some of the demonstrations, workshops and classes that have taken place in the craft room, including the fantastic Crochet Club?  Hosted by Rowan Yarns in conjunction with Country Homes & Interiors, held throughout the week, the crochet club helped a number of guests of all skill levels to advance their crochet technique.

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THE SAVILE ROW TAILOR ROOM

The Savile Row Bespoke Association’s room at Wool House saw guests marvel in awe at the impeccable style on display.  The highlight was undoubtedly the “Wool in Fashion” showcase, which saw Henry Poole & Co team up with the Savile Row Company to give a masterclass demonstration of their craft.

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TOM SAYS “DARN IT”

The wonderful Tom of Holland was also present at Wool House running a number of drop-in darning sessions to share his wisdom with the Wool House guests

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MATTRESS MAKING WITH VI-SPRING

An incredibly fascinating demonstration, Vi-Spring wowed the Wool House crowd by showing exactly how their luxurious, all-wool mattresses are put together.

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Master craftsman Danny Harris is showing to the Wool House crowd how the all-wool Devonshire mattress is made, including the genuine hand side-stitching.

TWEED TEA PARTY

The Wonderful Tweed Tea Party was nothing more than an excuse to dress up in tweed, have a drink and bask in the versatility of Wool.  And a good excuse at that!

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Tweed galore!
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HRH PRINCE CHARLES PAYS A VISIT

Who could forget the closing event of Wool House, a visit from Campaign for Wool Patron, HRH Prince Charles?  The Prince toured the many sights and showcases inhabiting Somerset House before delivering a closing speech.

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HRH Prince Charles makes himself at home in Ashley Hicks’ study
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Of course, there was far more to Wool House than it was possible to fit in this round up.  Check out our Facebook page and our Twitter feed for more information about Wool House!

 

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